Exclusive Fab Four reunion – only in the November issue of C&SC

| 2 Oct 2013

The November issue of C&SC, officially out in the UK on 3 October, has an exclusive reunion of four of the most famous cars from The Beatles' extensive fleets.

John Lennon's Iso Fidia lines up with Paul McCartney's Aston Martin DB6, Ringo Starr's Facel Vega and George Harrison's Ferrari Dino. Ross Alkureishi's story also highlights some of the Fab Four's other famous classics.

Elsewhere in the magazine, after all the cars our GT and barge specialist Marin Buckley has driven over the years, you may not guess that his ultimate 'pure driving experience' would be an MGC across Salisbury Plain. Yet, equipped with a rather special Downton example of the straight-six MG, it certainly lives up to its billing. Busy Buckley also jetted to Turin to meet one of his design heroes, Paolo Martin.

There's a trio of stories on some very special racers-cum-road cars as well.

While Mick Walsh glories in the wondrous Ferrari Dino 196S and asks whether it is better than a Testa Rossa, Yankophile Julian Balme takes to the drag strip in a pair of tarmac-scorching MOPAR muscle cars – Plymouth Road Runner and Dodge Super Bee.

The picturesque setting for James Elliott's test of an electrifying hillclimber may be very different, but the noise was just as raucous as he explored the old – and soon to be revived – Chateau Impney hillclimb in Phil Scragg's legendary HWM-Jaguar.

Rivalling Buckley for airmiles, Walsh also found time to pop over to Japan to soak up the atmosphere and the buzzing classic car scene at a new concours in Yokohama.

There are loads more great feature articles, too: Richard Heseltine counting down the Top Ten Mini-based cars; Jon Pressnell revelling in the family man's Alpine A110, the GT4; and Andrew Roberts stumbling across a fantastic collection of Standard Vanguard variants.

On the news front, there is a comprehensive four-page special on the Goodwood Revival, plus all the other reports from a frenetic month in the classic car world, including the exclusive Salon Privé councours at Syon Park.

Add to that an unmissable buyer's guide to Rootes compacts, market news, definitive auction results and analysis, historic motor sport, club news and updates on the C&SC fleet, and it all adds up to 268 packed pages.

As is traditional, we launch the new issue with a selection of free wallpapers showcasing some of the best photography in this month's magazine.

Click here to download this stunning shot of Mick Walsh in the ex-Rodríguez Ferrari 196S

For Martin Buckley blasting across Salisbury Plain in a hot MGC, click here

Want this menacing MOPAR muscle on your desktop? Then click here to download

And finally, click here for this shot of the ex-George Harrison Dino 246 darting through the countryside